Thursday, October 30, 2008

four way swap ~ part two

4ws ~ for lucyellen06
19.5" x 19.5"
free pieced
machine pieced and quilted

4ws ~ for lucyellen06

Four Way Swap is a doll quilt swap between laurajay, lucyellen06, calamity kim and myself. I discussed how our little group came about in the previous post.

4ws ~ for lucyellen06

Lucyellen06 finally opened her package. I'm glad she did.

4ws ~ for lucyellen06

The rules for this round were:
1. include birds
2. include neutrals
3. include recipient's color of choice (aqua for lucyellen06)
4. include liberated piecing (John easily figured out that this was the rule that I contributed - hee)

4ws ~ for lucyellen06

It took me awhile to decide what to make for Lucyellen06. I changed my mind several times. And as I was looking through my favorites for inspiration, I came across this quilt. I knew that the birds were paper pieced, but as I talked about earlier, simple paper pieced patterns are great for liberating/free piecing. So I thought that I would make a bird for each of us in the quilt using each quilter's "color of choice" from our rules. Lu picked aqua, Laurajay picked red and/or aqua, Kim pick blue/aqua and I picked red. And a central liberated star to represent our friendship.

4ws ~ for lucyellen06

It was a pleasure making this quilt for you lu!

I wonder what kim's will look like.....


stay tuned!

Things will be quiet around here for the next week. The kids and I are going out of town for the week. Billy will join us later. Wonder where we are going? The beach! Hate me yet?


Magpie Sue said...

Aww, this is cute! Have fun at the beach (and yes, I hate you!).

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wonderful birds, cute quilt. you did great. again. enjoy the beach!!!

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Oh my gosh, this is wonderful! Love those birds!

audreypawdrey said...

These birds are fantastic! I hope you have fun at the beach.:)

True Blue Nana said...

The birds are great. Have fun at the beach, take your coats.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

So cute - love those little birds! i do miss the beach . . .

Gezina said...

I just love the birds. I might try something like that quilt.

John said...

tutorial? please??! although i could see why you'd want to keep this one to yourself.

amandajean said...

this is so wonderful! I am SO excited to see parts 3 and 4!!!!

jacquie said...

another stunner...i'm so jealous...i need to wipe the green off my face!

Cher said...

oh the beach- fun! love this quilt-I am envious...fabulous birds.

Marianne said...

Ha, I live 15 minutes from the beach year-round! Love the birds in your quilt!

Miri said...

Adorable quilt-wonderful colorful birds and I like the diamond quilting very much. My college roommate was named Krom.

Anonymous said...

Sarah ~ I Adore my quilt !! It is hanging in the kitchen at the moment and has received many compliments ! It looks great against the soft blue of my walls and brings a smile whenever I look at it.
Oh, and I've tagged you on my blog to post 7 random things about yourself (I have no idea if you have done this before...) and then tag 7 other people. :)
Lucky you ~

Molly said...

I'm so happy I found your blog. I am inspired by this bird quilt! It is so adorable; I just have to make one for myself!